Hagen, Oskar von dem, born 13-04-1886 in Annaburg, Sachsen, joined the Army on 22-03-1902, age 16, as a Fähnrich in the 153rd
Infantry Regiment. He was transferred to the 1st
Flying Battalion on 01-07-1913. He ends the first war as the group leader of Flying 3. He remains in the new Reichswehr
, retired and entered again the Army Service, as a Supplemental Officer, on 31-03-1934. Hagen is the commander of the 376th
Infantry Regiment at the beginning of World War II, on 01-09-1939 and is killed as an Oberst on the Western Front near Ossendrecht in the Netherlands, (see Abou
t) on 17-05-1940. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor. His dog tag said: EKM nummer: – 52 – Stab Infanterie-Regiment 376.
He died at the age of 57 and was first buried in Goes, but he was reburied on the large German war cemetery of Ysselsteyn in Holland
, 32.000 graves. His close neighbour is the first killed/scalped German General during Operation Market Garden, near Oosterbeek. General der Infanterie, Friedrich Kussin.
Von dem Hagen was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight’s Cross
on 02-03-1944. Also buried there the personalities, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 526th Reserve-Division
, Kurt Schmidt